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Jewelry is the way I express myself, it helps me feel good about myself. When I put my jewelry on I’m ready for serious business. It’s my armor to conquering the challenges of life. When I wear jewelry I feel all of sudden put together which helps me focus. Not to mention I feel more powerful from the stones and symbols that are a reminder of who I am when I feel overwhelmed or lost. I also love how jewelry can be passed on. It’s small and simple enough to feel like treasure and not a burden. These are just some of the reasons I make jewelry. What is the one piece of jewelry that means the most to you? What’s the story behind it? .
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#girlswhocreate #etsy #jewelry #whyicreate #bluehair #selfie #lovewhatyoudo #powerful #selflove #iceblue #levelup #readyfortheweekend #thisisme #therealme


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Joining @quiltfolk in a fun photo contest entitled #whereisew ❤️🏡✂️
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If you have been following along you know I just moved from a basement sewing space to this glorious light filled studio.☀️
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I wanted to join in and just revel in the appreciation of where I create. Notions are at my finger tips, fabric is in rainbow order, the cutting/pressing table I bought at IKEA is the perfect height for me. I am house sitting two huge plants that add so much life and green to the space. 🌿This weekend I made a huge design wall that I can move around as needed.
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And then I think about what I make, why I make, how I have to create. I am coming to realize my purpose in life and it is taking the old and renewing it for another purpose in it’s life. I long to find forgotten fabrics, quilt tops, and sheets that are ready to be made into comforting, beautiful, and practical textiles of all kinds.
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I can’t do it by myself. I need a community of makers to support my vision and bring the saved beauty of yesterday into our modern life. Are you with me? 👭
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#QuiltfolkPhotoContest #handmadegetaway #whyicreate #soulpurpose


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Gahhhhh - if I could only remember this every moment of everyday. Today was a tough trip to the zoo. Both Jack and Henry wanted to be held the entire time...(not easy when they are 30 lbs each) and I spent most of the outing frustrated and wondering why I even ventured out today....The joy in that journey was seeing the pandas in action and not sleeping..a tiger fight😬... laughing at the monkeys who looked like they had sunburned faces...and getting to spend some time with my sis. .
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#joyinthejourney #joyyyc #joyab #calgarymoms #twinmom #twinmomlife #twinmomplusone #twintoddlers #whyicraft #whyicreate #sanity


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Esto. Giving me the Friday feels. Thank you for sharing @bkwrita
#femalefilmmakerfriday #whyicreate #womyninfilm #moviemami #funnymami


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Last week I sent out the most unique banner I’ve made yet. And I somehow took exactly zero photos of it. AND the bride-to-be who’s using it at her wedding used the word ✨awestruck✨ to describe her feelings upon opening it. And that, ladies & gentlemen, is why I make. (Since I failed in the picture taking of said banner, here’s a pic of another special number that’s now en route to his owner-in-the-making.) #whyicreate #dotheart #makeallthethings #takeallthepictures #doasisay #notasido


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Dance is my Art - #artstatement :
Bianca Falco Dance 💃🏻 I am from Napoli, one of the most creative, and at times, challenging cities in the world. Through dance, I learned that I could transcend difficulties through translating it into modern dance. I hope to lead everyone to a different perception, a different place, where limitations are beautiful and a key for people to get together and find solutions to social issues as well as personal ones. #biancafalcodancer #biancafalcochoreographer #biancafalcodancecompany #nyc #napoli #moderndance #create #art #danceart #performance #dancecompany #whyicreate #nataanapoli #newyork #coreografa #danceteacher #insegnantedidanza #danzatrice #mentor #lavitaèbella #dancedanceorwearelost


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Where have you seen my art?
It's cool to hear that my art is spreading to even more places than before. Before I got into selling pieces I was just about leaving my mark on the world. The only people who would have seen it is those who had met me or have been on my path.
I never really wanted to be "an Artist" I just kind of fell into it when finding ways to leave my mark. Most of the graffiti pieces are gone and I have paintings from here to Australia. Now I'm workin on leaving my mark on your hearts. Atleast to those of you who choose to support me on my journey. I am far from what others may see as a Successful artist. But to me I'm doing pretty good. I've gained tons of experiences and knowledge from this crazy journey. Somethings we are never taught. Now with this alternative mind I can better help prepare my koddos minds for the ever changing world around them. Thank you for your support. All over this planet. I Love y'all!
Painting was a graffiti piece I painted on my Rez when one of my uncles passed away. The place and the moment needed some uplifting.
#artoftheday #alittlestory #artlife #whyIcreate #painting #drawing #expressingmyself #writing #iamlegun #grafflife #photography #instaartist #creative #native

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I create to empower and affirm women. The funny thing is, I did it without even noticing because of the low season I experienced with postpartum depression. I wrote these words and illustrated people who inspired me because I needed reminders for myself. I wrote scripture to remind me of God’s truth and promises. It reminded me to focus on what I know while acknowledging what I felt in that moment.
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Mauve Paper Co is more than a color for me. It’s the the transition from a girl to woman. Mauve to me is the dark moments of blue mixed with the fiery red strength I had to get through them and the drops of white light that were left after. It is the sensual and magically feminine parts of a mature woman who’s dating herself and learning to love the not so pretty parts of her because that’s what makes her. It’s accepting me for Melarie. I hope that I can give another woman the permission to acknowledge her magic and do the same for herself. #mycolorismauve


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Creating is, for me, escaping. There's so many rules in reality. We walk in the same pattern every day like small brainless ants.
In art there are no rules. Only playing, finding and nursing those little brain rooms of your own fantasy world, escaping that ant walking for a while. It takes alot of courage to create because our brains are programmed in rights and wrongs, beautiful and ugly and self critisism is freakin' real.
Try to be as kind to yourself as you intend to be to others so your creativity can bloom. To create is to allow yourself to make "mistakes" and that is extremly valueble in a world where accomplishment and doing things "in the right way" is so heavly encouraged.


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For fun, I was painting this little Fairy Wren earlier in the week. Then (of course) I stuck my hand in the paint and smudged the paper above his head. Hence, the crown he’s now wearing. So this little one became a “birthday bird”. Good timing as it was my youngest ones FIFTH birthday on Tuesday. Swipe left... I know this is an art account, but I couldn’t resist sharing a favourite photo from when he was small(er). Actually, it coincides with when I started to paint again.
Back in 2015 I was a mum with 3 kids 6yrs and under. I remember I couldn’t find my daughter after school one day (because she’d gone back to her classroom to sticky tape a paper fish back together 😕🤷‍♀️) I was stressed and had 2 grumpy, crying younger children trying to find their older sister. Needless to say, I was a little unhappy when we found her. When we got home, I sat down and painted something as a way to manage my stress and unhappiness at the situation. I guess it was from that point on that I’ve been painting regularly ~ almost daily. I love to paint and create beautiful imaginary worlds, as well as finding something good in the little details of everyday life.
So there you go; that is a bit of my story....I don’t really feel very good with words, but I hope sharing this encourages someone else struggling out there to find something lovely in each day.
(P.s the above caption took me about 45 minutes to write p.p.s I’ll try not to write such a long caption next time 😆)
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Sometimes photos really can't capture how great something is! My new Whale mug is really all that. #humpbackwhale #mugshotmonday


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Saw this the other day, and it really spoke to me.So eloquently put! What are some of your favorite quotes??



#quotes #quotestoliveby #inspirationalquotes #inspirationalwomen #realshit #lifestyle #art #whyicreate #create #createexploretakeover


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I write the words I need to read. I say the words I wish were whispered to me. I create the art that I need to see. (Paraphrased quote by @joyprouty)


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Found this little cutie when I was cleaning my studio...from the good ol’ days when I used to teach #artcamp ✨✨🌟🌟Wishing you a beautiful Monday! 🌟🌸🌟Hope this smiling flower brightens your day ☺️ .
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#hellobeautifulsoul #mixedmediaartwork #happyflowers #cutpaperart #cutpaperartist #cuteart #artwithheart #cutpapercollage #creativehabit #creativeprenuer #colorsplash #colormakesmehappy #colorfullycrafted #artmakesmehappy #whyicreate


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Yesterday a client that purchased an original watercolor unframed over ten years ago stopped in to tell me something. She told me that she and her sister had come to the Sawdust many years ago with heavy hearts for they had just been told that her sister had been diagnosed with cancer. At the moment they came in I was finishing up the painting they shared their story with me and together we prayed . When she brought the painting home her husband loved it and had it professionally framed to this day it is hanging in their home and her sister is well and still cancer free. Tonight I received this photograph and message. "Hi Sandra, just wanted to show you where your special painting landed and is loved.
thanks again,
Lauren"
"Yellow bird in the cherry trees" #whyicreate
#whereartandfaithmeet


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Studio is clean!! 🌟🌈🌟 Maximized “getting messy” space by moving a table that just used to keep clutter piles across from me..doubled my #creativespace 🌟🌟My new tablecover has me over the moon!! ❤️🌈❤️ #hellobeautifulsoul #mycreativelife #mycreative_world #mycreativespace #wherewomencreate #mystudio #colorsplash #colormyworld #colormakesmehappy #colorfullycrafted #mixedmediaartist #collageartistsoninstagram #allthecolors #whyicreate


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Saturday I woke up to find the most adorable message awaiting me!!! ... I mean just look at this adorable photo!!... Zorp the toothkeeper was called into action again.. this time for the lovely Bronwen who lost her first tooth on Friday! I loved hearing how’s she’s been waiting her turn to get to “feed” Zorp her tooth so he could make sure that the tooth fairy would get it!.. it’s seems to have become quite the family tradition to have Zorp keep their teeth!.. I love that! ... I also loved her fantastic reply to friends... “No my tooth isn’t going under my pillow silly!.. zorp holds it! “ (lol of course lol) oh how I do I love this!! And that smiling face is just the best! When folks .. young or old.. bust out in big smiles.. it means my monsters are doing their jobs.. we all need a smile ! (Even toothless ones!) Thanks so much for sharing this Claudia! Thanks for adopting so many monsters during my very first show !! I will not forget it! #firstlosttooth #zorp #toothkeeper #toothsaver #monster #toothfairy #toothfairyhelper #imajemonsters #makingmonstersfun #whyicreate #moresmiles #clevelandartist #handmade #handsculpted ##adoptedmonsters #monstersathome #


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The evolution of this piece was a journey for which I am grateful. The journey wasn't easy, but was immensely rewarding. I can now say that not only do I make memorial pieces for pets and loved ones, I also help create lasting memories.
The Memorial Heart.


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Why do you make art?
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More specifically, why do you make the kind of art that you make?
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As artists, we are often asked these questions, though the “why” can be difficult to nail down in a concise way. As I have been reworking my artist statement this past week, this quote by Frida Kahlo has resonated with me.
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Simply put, I paint because I have to; because it feeds my soul. I paint the way that I do because it is an expression of my unique, artistic voice. I cannot and will not paint like someone else.
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Why do you create?
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#creativeminds #wellwateredwomen #bossbabe #artistsoninstagram #artistsofig #workingartist #artistlife #empoweringcreativescollective #happyartist #womanartist #expressionism #intuitiveartist #contemporaryartist #makersmovement #creatives #createtoexplore #expressyourself #boldbraveyou #cylcollective #doitfortheprocess #carveouttimeforart #badasscreatives #liveinspired #liveyourpassion #createcultivate #createcommune #lovetopaint #creativeprocess #livetocreate #postitfortheaesthetic


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https://www.lorivilagos.com/blog/whatwondersblogpost


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Why I Create. Little series I'm working Ep. 1 should be ready tomorrow. I hope you all will enjoy. #filmmaker #whyicreate #created4creation #canon #photography #selfie #grinding #nodaysoff #garyvee #inspire #driven #youtube #adobe


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The women I create, are the women I long to be. Warriors, Goddesses...women who have no doubt, no fear...who can be fully present in their power and not wonder what the future holds. I’ve spent the past week thinking, meditating, immersing myself in the moment...and I haven’t gotten myself to a place where I feel settled. I have begun to understand that I no longer have to wonder about the future...only take steps every day that feel right, that feel good. The Universe will do the rest. 🌟🙏🏻🌟 .
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#hellobeautifulsoul #lifeisajourney #lifelove #creativeawakening #creativityforlife #goddesspower #goddessrising #mixedmediaartwork #mixedmediacollage #cutpaperart #cutpaperartist #featherheaddress #whyicreate #creativehabit #creativeprenuer


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I didn't get a chance to post yesterday's #cbrrockyoursummer question- The Why. Why do I do what I do, well simply I do it for me! After becoming a SAHM, I still wanted to be creative, and needed an outlet. I needed something that was just mine. .
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See today's question all about my morning routine in my stories. .
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#creativebizrebellion #linocut #mycreativebiz #creative #maker #makermomma #abstractart #printmaker #kristinahooverfineart #reliefprint #artforyourhome #whyicreate #doitfortheprocess


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About two years ago I took back the control of mass producing The Whimzie. With that said, my hands are working fast to get you new prints ❤️😊. #woaw #womanonawhim #thewhimzie #whyicreate #coaster #coasteronthego #massproduction #handmade #handmadeisbetter #madeintexas #dreambig #sewing #simplypractical #simplypracticalproudlymade


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I'm Rachel. I paint because I believe in the transformative power of beauty.

Read my maker story at the @stoneandlaurel blog: https://www.stoneandlaurel.com/journal/2018/6/4/rachelneikirk


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What do I do with the front entryway?! Make some spray-painted Popsicle stick shutters, a corrugated cardboard mailbox, a nice deep kitchen windowsill (for pies) and a lucky metal twenty-five. Welcome! #dollhouseminiatures #dollhhluserehab #dollhouseproject #diydollhouse #howhardcanitbe #ilovethisdollhouse #whyicreate #ilovemydollhouse


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Little pieces of fabric pie 😋💖
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Prints designed by @design.oak and paired with @konacotton solids #yummy
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I created this card a couple weeks ago for someone near and dear to me! Read on to see why this card was just the perfect one to send!

Almost 2 years ago my then 17 year old nephew was diagnosed with cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma). It was devastating news for him and the family, obviously. But from the moment he was diagnosed, his one burning question (and desire) was "when can I get back on the baseball field?". My nephew has lived, dreamed, and breathed baseball since he was a baby.
He missed his entire senior year of High School as he went through over 70+ chemo treatments as well as radiation. And while the cards he was dealt were obviously crappy, he has been an inspiration! His attitude, his drive, his spirit! All just simply amazing! He is a #W4RRIOR
I am happy to report that he has BEAT Cancer and is now working out and back on the ball field, and is headed to play ball at college this Fall. Oh yeah....and he was recently drafted by the CHICAGO CUBS!!!!! (he has chosen to go to school and play ball there to build up his stamina and get back to 100%, but the scouts told him they would continue to watch him). Please continue to send good positive vibes and thoughts his way! I believe in the power of prayer and good vibes! .
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#personalpaperhugs #cancersurvivors #beatcancer #cancerwarrior #kickcancerintheballs #kickcancersass #cancersucksballs #cancercannot #cancerawareness #chemowarrior #radiationsucks #hebeatcancer #cancercard #rhabdomyosarcoma #fightcancer #baseballislife #curechildhoodcancer #childhoodcancersucks #childhoodcancersurvivor #cancersupporter #cancersupport #cancerhumor #cancerisanasshole #creativepreneurs #fueledwithheart #whyicreate #bossmama #smallbusinessowner #sendlove


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“Emotions”
There was a time when I struggled to understand or deal with the feelings and emotions that everyday events triggered. A time when a simple miss spoken word would send me into a never ending spiral whose path I couldn’t step off.
This hasn’t changed, but I have learnt to recognise these emotions for what they and and to use them to help me create art.
This piece was finished at 3am Friday night and I wasn’t going to share it but didn’t have the heart to press the delete button. So here it is, it’s rough, unrefined and I can see errors and colours clashes that I want to fix. But I won’t as my muse is telling me to stop and move on....... I create art to relax my mind and sooth my emotions.

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When I begin creating a piece, I think of all the problems in the world, and knowing by the time I'm done I will have helped something or someone.

Please share.
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On 2nd thought... This layout for my composition is better... :) New work in progress mixed media painting: “In the middle of my little mess, I forget how Big I’m blessed. (v1.2)

#Mystic #Alchemist #Contemplative #Rebel #Artist #Art #Life #Sunflowers
#Mess #Blessed #BLUE #BLueEverything #ArtStudio #MySpace #SacredSpace #MixedMedia #ContemporaryArt #ModernArt #TheSeatoftheSoul #SuperSoul #SuperSoulSunday #Creative #Soul #TheArtistsWay #MorningPages #Create #WhyICreate


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Starting a new mixed media painting... it begins with lots of Sunflowers and messy creative inspiration: “In the middle of my little mess, I forget how Big I’m blessed. (v1.2)

#Mystic #Alchemist #Contemplative #Rebel #Artist #Art #Life #Sunflowers
#Mess #Blessed #BLUE #BLueEverything #ArtStudio #MySpace #SacredSpace #MixedMedia #ContemporaryArt #ModernArt #TheSeatoftheSoul #SuperSoul #SuperSoulSunday #Creative #Soul #TheArtistsWay #MorningPages #Create #WhyICreate


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My art captures what I often struggle to verbalize: my brain wants to articulate the beauty in patina, the history that comes with rust...but eloquent words often fail me so my artwork will continue to be my voice. And maybe it will inspire others to view the world around them in a new way: to really look at that old building, water tower, barn, train car or landscape they've passed by hundreds of times, oft unnoticed, with a new lens and a thus a new appreciation for the stories it holds.


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From My Morning Pages Wednesday June 20 2018: MY MINI PATIO GARDEN “The imagination I create is to be an Authentic Empowered Living Force.” (-Yours Truly)

Special Thanks: To my mom @nanaycely16 and our forefathers for our shared love of gardening
#Mystic #Alchemist #Contemplative #Rebel #Artist #Art #Life #Home
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I was asked just the other day why I create & what my purpose is.,but there's not really an easy answer to why I create, or what my purpose is.
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I create because I love to. I need to make art to feel whole, to feel like who I am. I’m grateful to be an artist; I cherish every moment. I hope to inspire, nourish and challenge through my paintings. A creative life is an act of living well and of serving others. I strive to be courageous when I share my word. To me, this is an artist’s responsibility. It’s important. I share messages of resiliency, imperfection, love, and unity. I work hard to make my art life happen—and I love it!
#vancouverartist #thriveartstudio #borntocreate #whateverittakes #femaleartist #womenartists #canadianart #pnwartist #seattle #vancouver #whyicreate #grateful #inspired #bestjobever #artistlife #creativetype #workinprogress #imperfection #love #light #miracleoflife #unity #resilience #joy #contemporaryart #me #lovelife #dreamlife #happentolife #makeithappen


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#mondaymotivation family -- both my immediate and global gente. ✊
As we move into a new week, i am committed to focusing on how i can use my experience as an othered individual -- queer, brown, female -- for the greatest good of all. What are my points of connection? How can i connect? How can i create things that honor the individual yet speak to universal truths? How can i create mini-revolutions daily that will spark months, years of radical waves?
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My experience is different than my mothers (the woman in the middle) because our truths aren't necessarily the same. Some of its time and the decade we born in, some of its nurture, some of its nature -- majority of it is choice and personhood. ✊
And both of our experiences are astronomically different from my 91-year-old grandmother, who grew up in the depression and never ever wastes anything. She literally saves her pot of coffee she makes on Monday and heats it up the rest of the week. ✊
Last year i was lucky enough to sit down with her and record her stories. Soon i will capture my moms. This, the telling of tales, is now becoming a privilege and a luxury. ✊
As i write this, immigrant kids are being ripped from their Mexicana families as they make their way into a country that is supposed to be the land of the free, "A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame/ Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name/MOTHER OF EXILES." ✊
Children whose stories won't begin with "Once upon a time" or end with a "Happily Ever After." And i am heartbroken. i am pissed.
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But in all these heated emotions, i'm reminded of the biggest truth that we -- all people of color who've had their lands, their bodies, their children ripped from the earth of their hands -- share. It's one of strength and survival. Of perseverance. Of resistance. Of revolution. Of solidarity. ✊
Today, i remember this lineage. And try to create work this week and all the weeks thereafter that are worthy of it.
#vivamigente ✊


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Home sweet home potholder. I love how this one turned out. This will be available in my shop later today. Click the link in the description box to browse my handmade goodies. .
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#crochet #potholder #home #cottonyarn #homesweethome #handmade #makersgonnamake #etsy #eyecandy #shopsmall #prettythings #whyicreate #hotpad #trivet #summer #momlife #monday #colorful #crochetpotholder #backyardcreations


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The definition of the word create: “To bring something into existence”. I was in Marshall’s on Saturday and ran across a number of inspirational coffee mugs. This one stood out to me and reminded me of why I love to bake. The process involved in creating a cake is full of many tasks that allow me to express my creativity from the initial spark of the idea of the cake design to the final finishing details. Most people don’t understand the work that goes into creating a cake from scratch that will be the centerpiece of many of life’s special occasions such as the anticipation of a new life, a couple sharing vows to be as one forever, moving on to higher education, celebrating each year of life, and other noteworthy milestones that we celebrate during our lifetimes. As a baker/cake artist, I revisit the creative process each time I accept an order, step into my kitchen, turn on my stove and Pandora, run my mixers, and create a work of art that will be experienced by anywhere between one person to hundreds of people. Once the cake has been completed and presented, it’s an awesome feeling to know that I “brought something into existence” that will forever be a part of someone’s special life milestone. 💕


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Filled a wholesale order this week for a customer @danettesoasis that has been with me since DAY☝️, nearly 8 years ago. I’m amazed how fast time flies “when you’re having fun.” 😉 ❤️ #woaw #womanonawhim #whyicreate #sewingonasunday #handmadeisbetter #dreambig #handmade #handmadeisbetter #simplypracticalproudlymade #simplypractical #madeintexas #thewhimzie #coaster #coasteronthego #doingwhatilove


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I am just going to go ahead and say... you are going to want to keep your eyes peeled to my page to see the collab these are going to be a part of. #teasers #makercommunity #mywhy #whyicreate


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“Does a craft make us more compassionate?" This is what Kim of @lelandavestudios asks all her interviewees in #TheCreativityProject2018. “I truly believe it does, and here is why: we all feel a need to belong to something greater than ourselves. We all want to feel that our lives mean something, and that we are contributing to this world in a meaningful way. Having a craft, and being a part of a crafting community, is a way to create that connection to something beyond ourselves. When we are connected in community by something that we pour our hearts and souls into, we are connected in a powerful and meaningful way. Having that meaning in our lives gives us the courage to be present for others and gives us the love and self-value that we can then pass on to others. Without craft, and the crafting community, there would be less connection and less compassion in the world."
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Thank you for sharing, Kim! Check out her collaborative project
#inourownwordsquilt and her interview series #thecreativityproject2018 .
The crowdfunding campaign for #oursongquilt is still ongoing!
The project needs your support: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/our-song-your-reflection-love-community/x/18098535#/
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#bettertogether #creativelifehappylife#modernquilting #quilting#quiltingcommunity #lelandavestudios#3rdstoryworkshop #community#whyiquilt #whyicreate#makersofinstagram


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You guys are really special. If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year through your words, your generosity, and your interviews — it’s that the quilting community is full of amazing, wonderful people. That’s why I gladly said “yes” when Andrea Tsang Jackson @3rdstoryworkshop asked me to participate in her project Our Song, Your Reflection - a collaborative effort between herself and songwriter @themeaghansmith, celebrating community and the connections we build through our crafts.

One of the questions I ask in #TheCreativityProject2018 is whether or not having a craft makes us more compassionate. I truly believe it does, and here is why: we all feel a need to belong to something greater than ourselves. We all want to feel that our lives mean something, and that we are contributing to this world in a meaningful way. Having a craft, and being a part of a crafting community, is a way to create that connection to something beyond ourselves. When we are connected in community by something that we pour our hearts and souls into, we are connected in a powerful and meaningful way. Having that meaning in our lives gives us the courage to be present for others and gives us the love and self-value that we can then pass on to others. Without craft, and the crafting community, there would be less connection and less compassion in the world. I truly believe this.
This is the 6.5 inch star that I made as part of the collaborative quilt Andrea is going to compile to accompany the #oursongquilt. You can see a full picture of the original quilt if you swipe right. And if you go to the link in Andrea’s profile @3rdstoryworkshop you can get the song, pre-order the pattern, purchase a fabric kit to make the quilt, and so much more.

#bettertogether #creativelifehappylife #modernquilting #quilting #quiltingcommunity #lelandavestudios #3rdstoryworkshop #community #whyiquilt #whyicreate #makersofinstagram


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I've been creating for as long as I can remember, and there's never been a point in my life where I wasn't calmed by the idea of a pencil or paintbrush dancing across a page. I've constantly struggled with my artistic identity, feeling that I should choose a medium, a subject, or a style. The reality is that I'm not ready to; I prefer to follow my heart, my hands, my mind, the rhythm of my creative - and that's a thing that can't be boxed in.
​// My art is fueled by my experiences; the stunning views and the fiery moments that surround us often tell a vibrant story if you only take the time to view them. I strive to showcase these experiences in my works, and to challenge those around me to feel them.
// I’m excited every single day to show you my creative chaos, and hope that you enjoy it as much as I do - thank you for following my journey! - B
// #creativephelps #buyart #artartart #supportlocalartists #acrylicpainting #commissionedart #stickerart #sketches #meettheartist #whyicreate #doitfortheprocess #watercolorpainting


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Current mood when painting. 👩🏻🎨🖌️#zenart #artmeditation


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Happy Birthday in the ether my friend. I’d say heaven, but you told me once that you’d be everywhere and nowhere all at the same time, never just staying in heaven. Searched for your favorite peach pie dessert and had to finally settle on frozen. Saddened a bit, in the checkout stand sitting in the candy was this spider man movie. Followed by motley crie home sweet home in the car on the ride home. I’m grateful for the visit Tony. #birthday #spiritual #neverforgotten #bestie #motleycrue @tommylee #peachpie #crlebrations #ether #heaven #celebratelife #whyIcreate #tony


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Me, My Green Breakfast, My Artist’s Way, Morning Pages Journal, Sun, Wild Air and Water—Communing and Being... and Counting my Blessings and In Awe of a Deeply Enriched Life — Given by and Modeled after our Great Creator... 👩🏼🎨🌻🌊🧜🏻‍♀️💃👙🌻🌊✨💫 “Always leave enough time in your own life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any single factor.” (Paul Hawken)

#ArtistsWay #Artist #Mystic #Contemplative #Alchemist #Rebel #Joyous #DayinaLife #eatyourveggies #instagood #artistsoninstagram #pursuitofhappiness #BeFree #Freedom #Love #Namaste #FollowYourHeart #DREAM #imagine #LifeisaBeach #Iam #WhyIcreate


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My Why: The theme of today’s #urbansafari30 challenge. This is reason I create. The reason I get myself super stressed by finishing orders off at the very last minute. The reason I’m sometimes absent from being with my kids for those good night stories. The reason I seem to always be on my phone responding to clients, checking orders, researching fabric, ordering more stock. The reason I get so excited when another order comes through. The reason I keep on doing it. Why? Because of responses like this 👆🏻Because creating the perfect pieces for my customers makes me feel as happy as they are. Little gifts and beautiful words such as what I received from a gorgeous client last week make me wake up everyday and remember ‘The Why’ I keep on doing it 😊


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